A virtual tour of Nanda Raj Jat, the pilgrimage in the Himalayas
The drummers play the beats that evoke spirits and devotees go into trances. The pilgrimage offers many such cultural spectacles. Trances are associated with possession. The scholars differentiate between a trance and possession. Trance means change in internal psychological state of a person. Possession means a spirit or devta “takes hold” of the person. Possession and trance generally occur together. Various scholars observed that music can induce states like trance and possession. Incense preparations may also cause the similar experiences.

Nauti-Temple-11

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  • Date:August 17, 2014
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